The Mac & Forth Show (general)

It’s been a week since WWDC and we’ve all had some time to mull over what we thought, discover some new things and even purchase some new kit. This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) and returning Ric McCorriston (Fresh-Tech) join Karl Madden to mull over Apple’s recent event, software and hardware.

  • Apple to updates its Podcast app and assist Podcasters.
  • Safari will finally gain WebRTC.
  • TVOS did get some love after all.
  • AirPods gain user controls.
  • App Passwords.
  • Health Data in the iCloud.
  • Maybe $5,000 isn’t too expensive?
  • How to make $80,000.
  • and more…

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm UTC

Apple has revealed their plans for iOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS at WWDC. They also announced a number of new products and updates. This week Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) join me to discuss their thoughts on what Apple has laid out for the year ahead. Apologies for the slightly longer show than usual but we had a lot to get through. 

  • TVOS
  • WatchOS
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • New Macs
  • HomePod
  • Planet of the Apps

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm UTC

On this weeks show Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal AdBlock) discuss the week’s Apple related news before we all turn our attention to what we want to see from Apple during the upcoming WWDC Keynote. Will Alan finally get his 10.5inch iPad, will Karl get new iMacs and will Dean managed to sneak into WWDC itself? 

  • Build on your HomeKit with IKEA and WeMo.
  • Become a Podcaster Pro with the Podcaster Pro.
  • Our WWDC Wishlist’s.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC

Alan Vickers joins me this week to pour over the weeks Apple and tech related news. Google had their I/O event but what did UK Apple users get from it? Also, ‘Today at Apple’ launches globally and we once again look excitedly towards WWDC.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm UTC

Slightly different show this week as we focus on more general technology news after an interesting week. Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy (Crystal AbBlock) and Dr Richard Harkness discuss the recent Ransom-wear attack, proposed political technology policies and a roundup of the latest WWDC rumours.

  • Wannacry Ransom-wear.
  • Alexa Calling has a privacy problem?
  • Political policies.
  • Apple and Dark Data.
  • MP3 is dead…wait, what?
  • Death of the iPad Mini?
  • and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm UTC

On this week's show Alan Vickers and Don McAllister (ScreenCastsOnline) drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Amazon brings out a new Echo and we look to a possible future where autonomous vehicles roam the streets.

  • Amazon shows off the new Echo Show.
  • Phil Schiller gives his thoughts on Intelligent Speakers.
  • We were all wrong about the Apple Affiliate changes.
  • FitBit is losing pace to Apple Watch.
  • Apple unveils a new Activity Challenge for the US.
  • Smart Keyboard covers get an extra year cover.
  • A world of Autonomous vehicles is both exciting and terrifying.
  • Plus more.

Link to ReThinkX - Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers and Dean Murphy (Crystal Adblock) join me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is still making lots of money and the rumours return of a SIRI Home device.

  • Apple’s 2nd Quarter Results (hint, they are doing OK).
  • Microsofts new MacBook Challenger.
  • Lunching with Cook.
  • Bye bye, plastic MacBook.
  • Watch Repairs Extended.
  • Apps have gone from the Watch.
  • Nearly everyone (of those surveyed) loves their AirPods.
  • Rumours of a SIRI Home emerge again.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers joins me to discuss the weeks Apple and tech related news. Apple is hiring, Carpool Karaoke is delayed, Facebook fights fake news and The Apple Watch turns two.

  • Carpool Karaoke runs into roadworks?
  • Apple is hiring some folks, but what will they be doing?
  • Apple cuts some affiliate payments.
  • Uber has been naughty…again.
  • Facebook look to fight fake news.
  • Overcast update brings Podcasts to the Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch turns two.
  • Plus more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm UTC

This week Alan Vickers, Dean Murphy and Barry Gentleman drop by to discuss the weeks Apple and technology related news. We also discuss the analysts that have been regaling the world with who they think Apple should buy next.

  • Apple should buy these.
  • Apple Car signs…again.
  • Would have gotten away with it if I hadn’t been for that pesky app.
  • Apple Music on Facebook.
  • iPad replacement…woohoo!
  • Free Productivity for everyone.
  • Earth Day Badge and how to get it.
  • The Unicorn iPhone.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm UTC

After our week off we are back at it once again and this week Alan Vickers  joins me to discuss the week’s Apple and tech related news. In our absence there appears to have been some proper Apple news…again.

  • Mac Pro’s not forgotten.
  • New iMacs on the way (yippee).
  • Clips is here.
  • The end is nigh for 32bit apps.
  • Jay Z is at it again.
  • A tail of woe for two suppliers.
  • Watch Beats1 live?

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm UTC